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Borrow and return services of public libraries gradually resumed

From 21 May, following the earlier opening of the Hong Kong Central Library and the six major libraries (namely City Hall, Kowloon, Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun and Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library), other 12 district libraries (namely Aberdeen, Chai Wan, Lockhart Road, Lai Chi Kok, Lam Tin, Ngau Chi Wan, Yau Ma Tei, Fanling, Tai Po, Tiu Keng Leng, Tsing Yi and Tung Chung Public Library) will be reopened with limited services, including lending and returning of library materials, and picking up of library materials reserved. All reopening libraries will implement special opening hours, arrange admission by sessions and limit the number of people entering the library. Members of the public will be subject to body temperature checks before admission. Children aged under 12 are allowed to enter the library only when accompanied by an adult. Library facilities to be reopened include adult library, young adult library, children's library, partial computer facilities and Students’ Study Room. Other facilities including newspapers and periodicals area, reference library, etc., will remain closed. Please refer to the Details.

Other facilities resumed earlier include the book drop service of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including service at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong stations) and the self-service library stations located at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai.

Other public libraries and their students’ study room, and mobile libraries will continue to be temporarily closed until further notice. Overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, and due date of reservation pick up will be extended accordingly.

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Reading Programme for Children and Youth

Reading Programme for Children and Youth

 

Objective

To stimulate the interest of children and youth in reading, cultivate their reading habits, widen their scope of reading and knowledge, enhance their ability in language usage and encourage parents’ active participation in paired reading.

 

Programme Details

1. Category:

  • Family (Kindergarten to Primary 3, accompanied by parent)
  • Senior Primary (Primary 4-6)
  • Junior Secondary (Form 1-3)
  • Senior Secondary (Form 4-6)

2. Members must be registered patrons of the Hong Kong Public Libraries.

 

3. Record Book:

  • Each member will be given a record book, "Reading Footprints of Reading Programme for Children and Youth", to record the reading progress, including information of printed and electronic books read and borrowed from the Hong Kong Public Libraries or his / her school library, information of the completed "Sharing My Joyful Reading" and " Recommending My Favourite Book" submitted to the Hong Kong Public Libraries, and information on the participation in the "Monthly Meeting of Joyful Reading" of the Hong Kong Public Libraries.
  • All valid records would be recognized by a stamp marked by the Hong Kong Public Libraries or school libraries. Members should provide their record book at the library counter for verification when they return the books that borrowed or read at the public libraries. Reading records in the schools should be verified by the school teachers.
  • Members may return the completed record book to the public libraries and request a new one when they have filled up all the blank entries in any of the following sections: Reading Footprints, Sharing My Joyful Reading, Recommending My Favourite Book or Monthly Meeting of Joyful Reading.
  • Members who have returned the completed record book will receive a "Member's Record". The "Member's Record" will summarize the numbers of the books read and activities participated. Members should keep the "Member's Record" for verification in future.
 

4. Annual Summary:

  • Annual reading records of existing member shall be counted from the 1st September till 31st August of the next year. Annul reading records of the newly joined members will be counted from the date of enrollment and accumulated till 31st August.
  • Members who wish to get the Reading Certificate shall return the record book to the public library that he/she registered membership for consolidation on or before 31st August, and get a fresh record book for the new year-round on or after 1st September.
  • Reading records before 1st September each year cannot be brought forward to the Annual Summary of next year-round.
 

5. Reading Activities and Awards:

5.1 Reading Certificate:

  • Certificates that certify the numbers of books read will be awarded to members who read six or more books within the period. Collection of certificates will be announced in the Reading Programme Member Newsletter and the library webpage (http://www.hkpl.gov.hk/rp).
  • Members shall bring along his / her membership card and go to the library where he / she registered the membership to get the certificate from December of the same year to November of next year. Information on membership registration is based on the record as of 31st August each year. Certificate will not be re-issued after the deadline.
  • School/organization with the highest total score of books read by its nominated members within the period will be presented a trophy of "Most Active School in Promoting Reading". School/organization which has successfully nominated the largest number of members during the period will be presented a trophy of "Most Active School in Promoting Participation".

5.2 "Sharing My Joyful Reading", "Stars of the Month" & "Reading Supernova":

  • Members who submit "Sharing My Joyful Reading" may be recommended by librarians for the selection of "Stars of the Month". The selection result of each category of "Stars of the Month" will be announced in the Reading Programme Member Newsletter that posted up in libraries and the library webpage (http://www.hkpl.gov.hk/rp).
  • After the year-round consolidation, the winners of each category will be presented the certificates and medals of "Stars of the Month". For the best three winners of each category, each will be presented a certificate and medal of "Reading Supernova".
  • Winners of "Stars of the Month" and "Reading Supernova" will be informed individually by mail for the details of prize presentation ceremony.

5.3 "Recommending My Favourite Book" and Souvenir:

Member who recommends book to other members for reading by using the form of "Recommending My Favourite Book" will receive a souvenir.

5.4 "Monthly Meeting of Joyful Reading" & "Elite of Joyful Reading":

  • Each of the most active 20 members in attending "Monthly Meeting of Joyful Reading" of Reading Programme for Children and Youth will be presented a medal of "Elite of Joyful Reading".
  • For details of the monthly meeting such as date/time, theme and target categories, please read the Reading Programme Member Newsletter and visit the library webpage (http://www.hkpl.gov.hk/rp).

 

Admission

1. Applicant may join individually or through the nomination of a school or an organization.

2. Application forms are available at any Hong Kong Public Libraries or downloaded from this webpage (http://www.hkpl.gov.hk/rp).

3. When submitting application form, it is required to produce a valid library card of Hong Kong Public Libraries. If the applicant is nominated by a school / organization, the application should be endorsed by the nominator with a stamp chop. Individual members are required to fill out section A of the Application Form. Nominated members are required to fill out both section A and B of the Application Form.

 

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Enquiries

For further details, please contact any Hong Kong public library or call 2921 2660.
For other information of the Programme, please refer to the Member Newsletter posted up in the public libraries or browse the library webpage http://www.hkpl.gov.hk/rp.

 

Organized by The Hong Kong Public Libraries

Supported by Education Bureau, Hong Kong Reading Association and Hong Kong Teacher-Librarians' Association.